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About Slater Davis
Slater Davis is a husband, father, and grandfather. He grew up in Griffin, Georgia where he met and married his wife, Becki. In 1969 Slater & Becki moved to Atlanta after he was hired by Southern Bell. In 1970 Slater was drafted into the Army and had his Infantry training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. After his training he served in Vietnam beginning in November of 1970 as a member of the Americal Division. During his tour in Vietnam Slater served with two different Infantry units within the Americal Division: Bravo Company, 4th Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 11th Light Infantry Brigade; and Delta Company, 4th Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 198th Light Infantry Brigade. Slater writes about his military experiences and the lasting impact of them in "349 Days". In his second book, "In the Shadow of Heroes", Slater writes about one of the units he was assigned to, Bravo Company, 4th Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 11th Light Infantry Brigade. The Company (known as Big Bad Bravo) was formed in November, 1967, arrived in Vietnam in April, 1968 and was in action until June, 1971. Slater is a lifetime member of the Americal Division Veterans Association (ADVA) and a graduate of Georgia State University, in Atlanta, Georgia. He is now retired, after 46 years with the phone company, and a resident of Ellijay, Georgia. More can be learned about the books, and pictures from Slater's tour in Vietnam can be seen at www.slaterdavis.com.
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